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In the market to buy a S2000. Any help is welcomed!

Old 07-05-2018, 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by darcyw View Post
I owned both 2003 AP1 and now an '06. Generally, set a budget and buy the lowest mileage, not salvaged, not winter driven s2000 within that budget. don't be concerned about 20K kms. Really, the 2005 is an excellent choice for its overall packaging- but this depends on what you want to do. Flashpro? then '06+.
I really liked my '03 but am coming to love my '06 as well- for different reasons.

good luck
Late to the party, but I picked up a '03 AP1 last year (after my daughter was born - go figure).
Would love to hear your thoughts of the differences between the two - I personally never knew I wanted a S2000 until I ended up in one, and never drove an AP2 at all, so I have no reference point of what I'm missing.

Advice for the purchase: try and suss out some clues about how the owner treats the car. I could tell the gentleman I bought mine from took meticulous care of the car: The car had been washed, waxed, and stored under the OEM cover.
Engine bay looked clean enough to eat from, and the moment a leaf fell from a tree onto the cowl, he yanked it away.
And having been burned (almost literally) by a "cheap" TSX, check the Carfax or UVIP to make sure there haven't been too many owners (raises odds and potential for neglect). And bring it to a good mechanic for a pre-purchase inspection (some mechanics might only be looking at the inspection from a "will it pass safety" perspective, which is not enough).
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As a general guide, buy the latest model, lowest mileage S2000 you can afford with the amount you have to spend. S2000's are solid however higher mileage equals more maintenance cost. There is no getting around that fact.
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